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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Golden State Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed in homage to our home state with toasted poppy seeds. It’s our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV

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3.6
crackedmachine (481) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours hazy golden-orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pronounced fruit and yeast, reminiscent of a wit, but sweeter and maltier. Flavor, likewise, has those prominent yeast characteristics: fruity esters, some banana, a hint of spice. All very smooth and drinkable, with an almost creamy texture. Some mild medicinal/boozy notes on the finish detract from an otherwise quite pleasant beer.

3.3
danlo (3019) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
16 fl oz can. Clear golden amber colour, white head that diminishes leaving alittle lacing and a fruity yeasty aroma. Initial light bitterness, sweetish malt caramel and fruity banana taste with slight poppy seed notes through to a tangy sourish dry bitter finish. Light to medium body and carbonation. Quite OK.

3
varanid99 (1175) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2012
hazy gold pour with very little head. Sour, fruity yeasty aroma. Taste is slightly sour, fruity and malty, some spice.

2.3
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Can with Carla. Pours a clear orange yellow with no foam. Smells sweet of barley and maybe some honey. Tastes super sweet with hints of belgian yeast, honey, peanutbutter and two-row barley.

3.8
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2012
[email protected] - hazy orange beer with no head retention; aroma of raisins and sour cherries; notes of tea; pretty sour, mediumbodied, juicy and tasty; long sourish and fruity finish with more notes of grapes and apples - very nice one !

3.1
gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2012
Can from Brewdog. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeast and spices, typical belgian.Taste is sweetish, sugars and fruits, light sticky and syrupy mouthfeel. Light hoppy and alcohol at the end.

3.8
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 3, 2012
Hazy golden colour with pillowy white head and enticing aroma of corriander, fennel and dusty yeast. Head collapses after a minute or two. Full bodied with initial herbal sweetness making way to a shortcake malt centre and long biscuity finish with just a touch of fennel creeping in. its like a wit/lager hybrid.

2.1
stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2012
Can shared with BenH @ BrewDog Edin, 280912 (Thanks!)
Orange, bit hazy, white head dissipates to nothing
Aroma - sweet cereal malts, some belgian yeast, bit of a herbal note, rather disjointed nose, boring, where’s the poppy seeds?
Taste - as aroma, just a bland sweet cereal beer with belgian yeast chucked in, soft pale fruit esters, no harmony between the flavours, rather poor
Palate - almost no carb, thinnish body, bit of a creamy texture. Finish as main flavour, bit of cardboard too.
Overall - This was a mess to be honest, certainly not worth £6 in BrewDog for a can. In fact - I wouldn’t bother if it was 50p in Aldi

2
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Can at brewdog shared with stravale, barman sold this to me as an ’ipa’ - cheers. Pours golden with white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast esters, dried fruits. Taste is estery, banana, dried fruits. Extremely thin with a tangy mouthfeel. Not my thing at all

2.9
Dogbrick (12918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Golden pour with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and yeast. Light to medium body with flavors of spicy yeast, slightly sour fruit and malt. The finish is grainy with a tart fruity aftertaste. Just average overall.


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